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In this interview, Darwish discusses growing up in a multi-ethnic community in Highland Park and the causes and effects of the 1967 disturbance, including the closing of the Highland Park Ford Plant and race relations. He also discusses changes in…

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Allan Ranusch was 11 years old and lived in the lower east side of Detroit in 1967. He remembers when looters broke into the neighborhood convenience store, snipers, and the damage to his neighborhood.

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In this interview, Amne Talab shares her memories of the summer of 1967 in Detroit and Highland Park when she was eight years old.

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Angela Smith recalls being a child and witnessing looting and later National Guardsmen in Detroit in July of 1967.

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A painting and explanation from Angelo Sherman who was a child in 1967.

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Anita Gibbs was a child in 1967 and remembers the atmosphere and confusion of the city while the police searched her house.

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In this interview, Hadley discusses her childhood in Detroit, and her feeling of safety within the city. She then discusses her experience during the unrest, and how her entire family was fearful for their safety. She emphasizes that many of the…

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Ann Bryne was a child in 1967 and remembers watching the adults around her react to what was happening that summer.

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In this interview, Arthur Divers describes what it was like living in his black community during the disturbance. He discusses the various businesses that existed before the disturbance, and how it has drastically changed the community since then. He…

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In this interview, Fountain describes the unrest from a 12-year-old’s perspective. For example, he recalls seeing two men carrying a new couch in the alley behind his grandparents’ house, and realizing the men had looted the furniture. He repeatedly…

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Carrie Davis was a child in the summer of 1967 and remembers the feelings and sights of the week of July 23. 1967.

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Christine Schulz was a child whose family owned a convenience store at Gratiot and Connor in July 1967. She recalls the fear and uncertainty her family felt during the unrest.

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Christine Tomassini recalls memories of being 11 years old in July, 1967.

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Cindy Overmyer was 12 in July 1967 when she and her family came home from a vacation. She remembers going to the store to buy supplies but seeing empty shelves and the feeling around the city.

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Daniel O'Brien recalls his experiences living along Eight Mile and witnessing racism and violence.

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In this interview, Jennings recounts the day his father, Reginald Jennings, was killed during the 1967 civil unrest. He also discusses growing up in Detroit and attending Detroit Public Schools in the 1960s and 70s. ***Note: This interview contains…

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In this interview, Buchanan discusses his experiences growing up primarily in Virginia Park during the 1960s. He notes the escalated police presence in the community, and details several anecdotes of police brutality he experienced as a child. During…

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Debbie Remer describes being out of town and hearing about the disturbance in Detroit and the anticipation of coming home.

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In this interview, McNeir discusses growing up in Detroit and the normalcy of interacting with local celebrities. He also talks about his hope for the future of Detroit and its communities. In the events of 1967 he discusses returning home from…
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